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What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Could steam help COPD symptoms?

Could steam help COPD symptoms?

Yes: It will loosen the secretions that are impacted on the bronchial walls. For better result use mucolytics & adequate hidration. Another option is to nebulize saline (0.9%) or even 6% saline that serves to expectorate. ...Read more

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X ray shows that I have COPD, but I have no symptoms @ all. What else could it be or nothing?

X ray shows that I have COPD, but I have no symptoms @ all. What else could it be or nothing?

COPD.: The chest Xray finding of early COPD (hyperaeration) is fairly distinctive, especially in a smoker or ex-smoker, and even if one currently has no issues with shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What're COPD symptoms?

Symptoms...: COPD symptoms include shortness of breath either with activity or at rest, cough either productive of sputum or non-productive. Symptoms can also include weight loss and malaise. Symptoms typically occur after a significant smoking history. See your doctor for testing if you think you may have this incurable disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of copd?

What are the symptoms of copd?

COPD: COPD is characterized by shortness of breath and chronic productive cough, typically in a smoker or ex-smoker. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of COPD in smokers?

Symptoms...: Symptoms of COPD include cough with sputum production which will be above the smoker's baseline cough. Also, shortness of breath, wheezing, weight loss or gain, difficulty sleeping. These symptoms will be worse than the smokers' baseline. The best treatment as well as prevention is smoking cessation which your doctor can help you with. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of copd?

See below: Chronic cough with mucus production, shortness of breath and decreased daily activity.

This scale will help you to determine the earliest signs of copd
http://copd. Org/sites/default/files/copd-screener. Pdf. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of COPD that can be helped?

What are symptoms of COPD that can be helped?

Symptoms...: Most symptoms of COPD can be helped, especially if caught early. Symptoms of COPD include shortness of breath, cough, sputum production, weight loss or gain (especially with edema), difficulty sleeping, etc. The best prevention and treatment is smoking cessation which your doctor can help you with. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of experiencing COPD exacerbations?

What are symptoms of experiencing COPD exacerbations?

Many: Symptoms can include: increasing shortness of breath, cough with mucous production, wheezing and even chest pain or discomfort. If you are experiencing this please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is there any progress being made on medications to relieve the symptoms of severe copd?

Is there any progress being made on medications to relieve the symptoms of severe copd?

Yes: There are many of agents. Some examples are: spiriva (tiotroprium) has been around for a while and is effective at helping shortness of breath. A new drug called Daliresp (roflumilast) has been approved for COPD use. For advanced COPD there is role for mechanical therapies as well (surgical and now bronchoscopic lung volume reduction) in select patients. COPD patients should speak with their md. ...Read more

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Which of the following symptoms associated with COPD is considered a late manifestation?

Which of the following symptoms associated with COPD is considered a late manifestation?

Worsening symptoms: There is really no symptom that is late. COPD symptoms may include some combination of cough, increased phlegm, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. It is not that some of these occur early and others late, but that they all can become more severe as the disease gets worse. So initially one may get short of breath walking up a steep hill, but later get winded walking on flat ground. ...Read more

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Is a low spo2% a symptom of copd?

Yes, one of them.: COPD symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness & chronic cough; spo2 stands for saturation of peripheral o2. It's measured by passing infrared light thru your finger-no pain! The difference in speed with which infrared passes thru finger depends on how much o2 is in the blood. COPD typically 88%-92% and in healthy lungs, typically 94% or higher. ...Read more

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Tell me the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbation?

COPD...: Some of the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbation include increased shortness of breath, increased cough, change in sputum color, decreased oxygen level, decrease in activity level, decreased appetite, decrease ability to sleep or an increase in sleep, headache, etc. If the exacerbation is due to infection, there may also be fever, chills, cold symptoms, etc. ...Read more

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What are the final symptoms of copd-emphysema?

What are the final symptoms of copd-emphysema?

COPD: Severe incapacitating shortness of breath and confusion from hypoxia (low oxygen) and carbon dioxide retention. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of COPD?

Signs/ symptoms copd: Symptoms are cough and expectoration, shortness of breath, chest tightness.Physical signs are laboured breathig, diminished breath sounds and/or wheezing.In advanced cases you may se signs and symptoms of right heart failure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of CHF and COPD?

What are the symptoms of CHF and COPD?

Similar&Different: Some symptoms are similar like shortness of breath on exertion or rest, low oxygen saturation
CHF causes Edema of feet and legs,
COPD causes chest tightness, wheezing, lack of energy and frequent exacerbations ...Read more

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Can coffee alleviate symptoms of copd?

Yes: Coffee belongs to a class of drugs called methylxanthines. This drug class also includes "theophylline". These drugs are weak bronchodilators so a good cup of "black" may actually decrease shortness of breath in some patients! ...Read more

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What are the final stages (visual symptoms) of somebody dying from copd-emphysema?

What are the final stages (visual symptoms) of somebody dying from copd-emphysema?

Shortness of breath: In general, people who are very end stage COPD will have alot of difficulty breathing and typically will have fast and shallow breathing. Eventually they cannot keep up and start retaining co2 which makes them mentally altered and hypoxic which also makes them sluggish/loopy (and usually causes a grayish cast to the features). These changes are shortly followed by cardiac arrythmias and death. ...Read more

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I have COPD in sep my fev1 was 86% before 3 day it go down to 75% I feel my symptoms suddnly worsened before 1 week what's happening?

I have COPD in sep my fev1 was 86% before 3 day it go down to 75% I feel my symptoms suddnly worsened before 1 week what's happening?

A viral upper: Respiratory infection is one of several conditions that can trigger an exasurbation of COPD. We need more clinical information in order to try and answer your question. ...Read more

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Does albuterol cures asthma or COPD it only suppress the symptoms?

Does albuterol cures asthma or COPD it only suppress the symptoms?

No cures for either: The conditions you mention are managed with the aid of medication, not cured. Once you have them, they are present to some degree indefinitely. ...Read more

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Please tell me can drinking coffee alleviate symptoms of copd?

Please tell me can drinking coffee alleviate symptoms of copd?

Not really sure...: Coffee does have caffeine, and it is the same chemical class as Theophylline, which is a medicine used for COPD. So, technically, coffee may help COPD. But, there are usually much better treatments than coffee. And...if you drink too much coffee, it can cause other adverse events too. So, drink coffee if you like it (in moderation), but I wouldn't use it to treat COPD. Good luck! ...Read more

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Female.55.copd. Latest tests. Fev1 48%.f.v.c.72% ratio 70%.use no inhalers. Mild symptoms. Prognosis?

Female.55.copd. Latest tests. Fev1 48%.f.v.c.72% ratio 70%.use no inhalers. Mild symptoms. Prognosis?

Fair to good: Your numbers show mild impairment of FEV1.0/FVC ratio. Several things you can do: If you smoke, please stop. Make certain you get a flu shot annually and a pneumonia vaccine once. Exercise daily and maintain a healthy weight. If you exercise tolerance decreases or your symptoms increase see your doctor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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HI - just found out I'm Alpha-1 MZ, level is 128 but I have nearly every symptom of COPD - test came back ok. What are treatments?

HI - just found out I'm Alpha-1 MZ, level is 128 but I have nearly every symptom of COPD - test came back ok. What are treatments?

Inhalers: Regardless of your genetic predisposition, if you have been diagnosed with COPD, the mainstay of treatment is inhalers. Diagnosis is made by PFTs, pulmonary function tests, where they measure how much & how fast you breathe through a tube. Treatment mainly cnsists of steroids inhalers & short-acting inhalers like Albuterol. Long-acting inhalers are used for more severe disease. Good luck, TTYD ...Read more

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I was told that I have either borderline asthma, asthma undiagnosed as a child or mild copd. I have no symptoms. Why no straight answer?

I was told that I have either borderline asthma, asthma undiagnosed as a child or mild copd. I have no symptoms. Why no straight answer?

Need second opinion: I am assuming because you have no symptoms that the finding leading to this statement is wheezing heard when listening to your breathing. Referral to a pulmonologist will clarify your situation. You could have had a mild bronchial infection or you may be a smoker. ...Read more

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Can you have COPD when you're 27? This doesn't feel like asthma or allergies. I have every symptom of chronic hyperventilation syndrome.

Can you have COPD when you're 27? This doesn't feel like asthma or allergies. I have every symptom of chronic hyperventilation syndrome.

Unlikely: There is a rare inherited enzyme deficiency that can cause early onset COPD but patients are normally in their forties before they are affected. Chronic hyperventilation syndrome is different from copd. If you are having breathing difficulties you should see your doctor, some simple tests can be done to isolate what it is that you may have. ...Read more

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Can I have COPD at age 27? I smoked heavily from 16 - 21 and have allergic asthma. Now I feel symptoms of overinflated lungs, and I'm unable to exhale

Can I have COPD at age 27? I smoked heavily from 16 - 21 and have allergic asthma. Now I feel symptoms of overinflated lungs, and I'm unable to exhale

Possible...: There is a form of copd, alpha-1-antitrypsin disorder, that occurs in younger people and the disease progression increases with smoking. It is diagnosed via a blood test. Pulmonary function testing will show chronic obstruction. See a lung specialist if this is a concern so this disorder can either be ruled out or treated with enzyme replacement therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more